The PADI Scuba Diver course is a subset of the PADI Open Water Diver course. If you’re short on time but really want to become a diver, the PADI Scuba Diver rating might be right for you ̶ particularly if you expect to go scuba diving primarily with a dive guide. This course is an intermediate step for earning the full PADI Open Water Diver certification, if that’s your ultimate goal.
PADI Scuba Divers are qualified to:
Dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional to a maximum depth of 12 metres/40 feet.
Obtain air fills, rent or purchase scuba equipment and participate in dive activities as long as properly supervised.
Continue dive training by completing the PADI Open Water Diver certification and taking certain specialty diver courses.
To enroll in a PADI Scuba Diver course (or Junior Scuba Diver course), you must be 10 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required, but you can try it first through the Discover Scuba Diving program.
You learn the basic safety guidelines and skills needed to dive under the direct supervision of our PADI Professional.
Go over the scuba equipment you use to dive and how easy it is to move around underwater with your gear.
Find out what it’s like to breathe underwater.
Learn key skills that you’ll use during every scuba dive.
Have fun swimming around and exploring.
Hear about becoming a certified diver through the PADI Open Water Diver course.
You just need to call us on 01224 581313 to book your Core94 Watersports PADI Scuba Diver Course.
For the PADI Scuba Diver Course our pool sessions are held every Friday evening and start at 6.30pm and we normally finish around 10.30pm back at the diving centre.
On arrival at the centre you will be given a shorty introduction to Scuba Diving & safety brief in the Scuba Centres classroom at 35 Waterloo Quay, AB11 5BS.
From here we make our way to RGU Sports Centre in the Garthdee area of Aberdeen, AB10 7QB.
Your PADI Pro will organise all your basic scuba gear you’ll use including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device (BCD), dive gauges and a scuba cylinder.
You need to bring a swimming costume, a towel and ideally an old t-shirt or rash vest to wear in the pool. If you have your own wetsuit already then bring it along as you are welcombe to wear it.
Transport to dive sites plus you will need to purchase or have your own diving gloves.
You will complete all five pool sections plus two of the Open Water dives for the PADI Scuba Diver course with Core94 Watersports.
|PADI Course||Course Cost|
|To complete the 5 Pool session and 2 Open Water dives (PADI Scuba Diver)||£295.00|
|To take you from Scuba Diver and upgrade you to a PADI Open Water Diver (1x Dry Suit pool session on a Friday evening plus 2x Open Water dives on a Saturday, Includes PADI Open Water Certifcation card)||£160.00|